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Music Idea

Danish High Schools Teach Democracy


By ANITA FELDMAN five-month winter semester, ex-
n the Folk High Schools in tending from November through
imark, our principle instruction March, or a three-month spring
emocracy, and our aim is for semester. from the middle of April
h student to discover the uni- to the middle of July.
al humanity of the peoples of Come from Many Nations
world," the principal emeritus Ranging in age from 18-25 years
>ne such school commented. old, the students come not only
eter Manniche, a visitor at the from Denmark, but from nations
versity, said that the Folk High throughout the world.
ools are not 'high schools' in Bishop Grundtvig, in fouding
sense that the Americans think these schools in 1844, believed that
hem. They have no set curricu- "there must be democracy in Den-!
nor do they present any 'de- mark, and in order to achieve this
s.' goal, the people must be educated,"
he students attend for either a Manniche remarked.
With this idea in mind. Grundt-
vig established the first Folk High
School and taught the students"'in
it the principles of democracy
and nationalism.
Twenty years later, the schools
rapidly began increasing in num-
ber. Today, "based on Grundtvig's
traditions but with new ideas that
have developed through the years,
the Folk High Schools have re-
ceived such great enthusiasm from
other Democratic nations that
"THE MATCHMAKER" they may eventually gain universal
IS COMING! range," Manniche said.
Interpret Experiences
The Folk High Schools in Den-
mark today aim at "interpreting
TODAY the inner; personal experiences of
each student, and through such
Continuous from 1 P.M. interpretations, at pointing out
Also Sundoy and Monday the universality of the student's
AT feelings and ideas," the former
PRICES principal explained.
"The student is taught that
sound nationalism will lead to
internationalism," he continued.
However, nationalism which is too
strong creates a "fellowship in
power," not a "fellowship in life."
Nationalism, _Manniche added,
must be a means, not an 'end in
itself. "It must be the means to
34' internationalism, the means to

unite all humanity, and that is
what our Folk High Schools en-
deavor to teach."
Encouraged To Question
In classes the students are en-
couraged to ask questions based on
their own experiences, thoughts
and problems, he reported. In an-
swering these questions, the teach-
er tries to give the student a
wider understanding of life, a
greater horizon of ideas, and an
inner strength.
"The best teachers," Manniche
remarked, "should be scientists
insofar as they build on true facts,
but at the same time, artists in
that they can see the unity in
the manfoldness of facts and can
give the students a working philos-
ophy, something to live on and
live for."
In addition, there is a great
emphasis put on history courses.
There is "a continuity between the
life of the individual and the life
of the entire race."
Offer Truth
Manniche said, rather than pre-
sent a definite curriculum, the
schools offer an intellectual orien-
tation bastd on facts and truths.
This is to try to bring out the unity
in life, both past and present, and
to strive for an even stronger
unity, both political and social, for
the future.
Thevisitor founded the Inter-
national People's College at Elsi-
nore, Denmark, in 1921 and re-
mained its principal until his re-
tirement in 1954.
This Folk High School is char-"
acteristic of the total aim of these
schools: "the desire for a better
international understanding which
could be a real basis for political
internationalism," he noted.
Reports Accommodations
The school itself can accommo-
date about 100 students at a time,
which is a little more than the
average size of a Folk High School,
Manniche reported. In the 37 years
that it has been in existence, it has
had students attending from 44
different nations, he added.
Folk High Schools are state sup-
ported, the state providing about
70 per cent of the teachers' sal-
aries. Many of the students in the
schools come there on scholar-
ships, but most students are there
on their own money and initiative,
Manniche related.

-Daily-William Kimball
TUNISIAN CULTURE-Art, literature and wearing apparel from
Tunisia are included in the first of a series of international
exhibits at the Ann Arbor High School library. The displays will
spotlight a different nation for each two-week period.
Ann Arbor High School
Hosts TunisianDisplays

For Library
Wads of cotton may soon join
wads of chewing gum as necessary
study aids.
Many students will be plugging
their ears when the Undergraduate
Library's plan to amplify classical
music throughout the second floor
six hours a week goes into effect.
But as many students, judging
from a recent poll of library users,
seem to be pleased with the forth-
coming innovation.
An advocate of silence. Margaret
Manley, Grad., pointed out, "Many
people find it difficult to study to
music. That is why they come to
the library to .study, instead of
remaining at home."
Possible To Escape
"Although it may be possible to
escape the music on another floor.
there are students who have to
use reserve material on the second
floor: they, too, must be con-
sidered." she continued.
"Furthermore," she said, "People
familiar with music might be
tempted to analyze themes instead
of studying,-"
Racing for that last empty chair,
Linda Brady, '60, attested to the
heavy use of the library for study-
ing. "Theoretically, it is impossible
to listen to music and study at the
same time. So why disturb those
who want to study?" she queried.
Can Stay Home
"If students want to study to
music," she emphasized, "there is
always the privacy of their own
rooms or the Union."
"In the dorm, music is an effec-
tive way to drown out other dis-
tractions," Mark Legome, '60. as-
serted. "In the library, it should
be a pleasant background to light
Glancing through her poetry
text, BarbaraPariser, '60, revealed,
sI like to listen to music while
I am studying, and I'm sture the
music they choose will be appro-
A permanent fixture on the thid
floor, Ruth Bers, '61, quipped,"I
suppose that students who can
stand the blood red walls on the
second floor will be able to with-
stand anything."
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Adult Schools
Receive Boost
By ', WSU
Adult education in Detroit has
received a big boost from thQ Uni-
versity-Wayne State Division of
Adult Education.
Enrollment figures show that
3,272 students have signed up for
fall courses.
Foreign languages have attracted
special interest, with two sections
active in Russian alone. Music,
psychology and speech have also
had considerable demand, accord-
ing to Hamilton Stillwell, division
Attend Business Courses
Registration in business courses
accounts for almost one-third of
the total enrollment.
Stilwell said the overall response
is "very gratifying."
Plans for the spring semester
are being arranged now and will
include five early afternoon classes
and many new evening courses.
Include Drama Course
Included in the new courses will
be an afternoon drama course
which will have students discuss
individual plays in advance and
then see a matinee performance of
the play, with the critical discus-
sion following.
New evening courses will include
courses in labor management re-
lations, world religions and politi-
cal analysis of the Soviet Union
as a world power.
Don't Forget!!
Books, Games,
Second Floor

The Ann Arbor High School is
now exhibiting a display of Tuni-
sian art and cultural objects.
The first in a series of bi-
weekly international exhibits joint-
ly sponsored by the International
Center and the school, the current
exhibit will continue until Dec. 15
in the school's library.
Ahmed Belkhodja, Grad., con-
tributed all the items in the dis-
play and other international stu-
dents and groups are expected to
present the other displays, Helen
Tjotis, personnel assistant of the
International Center, said.
Project Orgainzers Named
She and Margaret Savery, head
librarian at the high school, or-
ganized the project, Miss Tjotis
explained, in order that more
American students (2,000 attend
the school) may have the oppor-
tunity to become acquainted with
the customs of other countries.
Literature has also been donated
to the Ann Arbor. High School by
the International Center. Miss
Tjotis commented that whenever
the Center received duplicate
copies of bulletins, pamphlets,
newspapers and other publications
priinted in English, it sends them
to the school.
Students. may learn about the
governments and living conditions
in other nations in this way, she
To Show Slides
During future exhibits, she con-
tinued, the sponsors hope to have
a person from the country repre-
sented show. films or slides and

give a talk on his country's partic-
ular way of life so that students
may "get to learn the country
Any organized nationality club
or individual foreign student wish-
ing to present a display may dis-
cuss the project with Miss Tjotis
at the International Center, she
added. A
Jones To Talk
On TV Series,
Explain Math
Prof. Phillip S. Jones of the
mathematic department will dem-
onstrate mathematical shortcuts
on this week's program of the
University television series "Un-
derstanding Numbers."
Scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Satur-
day over WXYZ-TV, Detroit, the
program will feature demonstra-
tions of such historical mathe-
matical shortcuts as a method of
multiplying by the fingers and
"Napier's Bones," a predecessor
to logarithms,
Prof. Jones, host for the series,
will also 'demonstrate simple ways
of using logarithms and the slide
rule. A special giant slide rule will
be constructed before the cameras,
and; viewers will be able to learn
how to operate it as shown on the

ROME (R) - Italy's cooks -
and they're the lads who ought
to know - are putting their
side bets on the leans to beat
the fats in a nationwide chal-
lenge eating match.
The contest to see whether
the skinny can outeat the fat
is called for Dec. 13 in Bolog-
na, a city where almost every-,
body stuffs at tabletime.

Negro Student Gets Job
In Washington Sorority

Now! Kosher Food Delivered To You!
100% Kosher Sandwiches . . . also ,.'

Pastrami ........ .65
Corn Beef ... . . . . .- . .65

Hamburgers .... 30
Bagles & Lox ..... .55
Chopped Liver.......60

The Washington State Board
Against Discrimination intervened
to get a Negro student a house-boy
job in Delta Gamma sorority at
the University of Washington, ac-
cording to the University of Wash-
ington Daily.
The Washington chapter presi-
dent later said in a statement that
the sorority had been trying to
contact him so as to hire him
before he ever complained.
The student, a 25-year-old Negro,
was hired Nov. 18.
Had Job Open
He said he learned from the
Placement Office in mid-Novem-
ber that Delta Gamma had a
house-boy job open. He applied
and was told to wait for a tele-
phone call telling him if he were!
Days later, in answering a want
ad in the student paper, he con-
tacted the housemother of DeltaI
Gamma, who had interviewed him,
before. She asked him if he was
a foreign student, he said, and
then expressed doubt that "things;
would work out" if he were hired.
Files Complaint
The Negro filed a complaint with
the Board Against Discrimination.
Its executive secretary contacted
Delta Gamma, which agreed to
hire the student.
The sorority had a different ver-
sion of the story. In her state-
ment, Patricia Kelly, president of'
the chapter, said they had tried
to contact him "for the purpose of
hiring him." -

Trudy McKewen, '59Ed, presi-
dent of the Ann Arbor chapter of
Delta Gamma, declined to com-
Dean of Women Deborah Bacon
said that sororities' employment
practices are their own affair at
this University.
U.S. Money
Worth More
"We're getting more for our
dollar than the Russians" in the
area of propaganda, a United
States Information Agency expert
told a meeting of the Young Re-
publicans last night.
But Gilbert E. Bursley, a rep-
resentative of the USIA for 15
years, added the Reds are spend-
ing 10-30 times as much as the
United States in dollars for their
extensive information program.
The Soviet is now spending be-
tween one and three billion dol-
lars each year for propaganda.
Established in 1952, the USIA
was organized to combat the flood
of propaganda into the uncom-
mitted nations of the world, he
Commenting on how other na-
tions view the USIA and its activi-
ties, Bursley said, "they regard our,
program as a propaganda move."
"But in these uncofnmitted coun-
tries propaganda is regarded as
quite a respectable word," he

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